Grateful Dead Live at Dream Bowl on 1969-02-22
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Dupree's Diamond Blues-> Mountains Of The Moon-> Dark Star-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Death Don't Have No Mercy
Doin' That Rag-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light
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|Dupree's Diamond Blues ->|
|Mountains Of The Moon ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|That's It For The Other One ->|
|Death Don't Have No Mercy|
|Doin' That Rag ->|
|St. Stephen ->|
|The Eleven ->|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
-- Thanks To David Gans and Dick Latvala for the Dat
-- Thanks to Bob Menke for the patch source
-- Tape flip in Death Don't Have No Mercy cleaned up with crossfade
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help pitch correcting the patch source
- 2011-04-02 12:10:49
- Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
- Vallejo, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Dream Bowl
Subject: New fine for saying fractal
Dream Bowl was a rural roadhouse & dancehall (beyond the clutch of town permits). It was in Napa County just south of Napa (not actually in Vallejo or Solano County, as often listed). On the second night they just happened to lay down one of the era's stronger shows - though that's not so strange if you see a list of the greats that played here. The SBD and the official release have different cuts. The SBD is more complete, but the OFF sounds better.
First Set. The beginning of Dupree's is cut on the SBD. The mix is still funky, and not all instruments are present. Mountains of the Moon is the 5th one; dry, not the greatest example. Jer trades acoustic for electric as Dark Star winds up. It's great, but the best sections are interchangeable with others from the immediate era. Better is this TifTOO suite. At The Other One it enters a tempest in a dream (bowl). The second Cryptical is inexplicably edited on the OFF: 3mins12secs are cut @5:54. A pat Death Don't has a reel flip in all copies @2:50, missing some of the best part. The OFF bridges this by inserting 20secs from 2/28 (though the cut back is still abrupt).
Second Set. The first 42secs of Doin' That Rag are cut on the SBD. This is a must-own version. The Stephen into The Eleven is hotter than soup. There was a tape deceleration here. Stephen plays too fast on all sources, needing -2% pitch correction. At ~40secs you can hear it slow (needing -1% from there). At 7: 09 of The Eleven [in the OFF, or @9:10 in the SBD] it slows back to normal for the rest of the show (0%). The OFF could have easily corrected this. The Eleven is one of the longest (though don't expect it to vary much from the era). Phil finally launches Lovelight, which doesn't really go anywhere (the OFF removes 28secs @8:12).
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: A-
Overall = 4 stars
The Other One - tempest in a dream bowl
Doin' That Rag>St. Stephen>The Eleven - paragon sequence
SOURCES: The owen_7860 runs fast. Better is the remastered miller_112691 (switch the channels). Most of the show is on 30 Trips. Both have a pitch issue section, but have different cuts. Doin' That Rag is on Definitive Live Story.
Subject: Hot show
Subject: 4th Trip Around the Sun
Subject: Jelly roll drive you stone mad...
and dripping psychedelic.
Subject: Dream bowl 69'
Subject: Phil and Friends 2/6/15
Subject: Another great one
Subject: S G ?
"won't you people
get off your butt and
do something righteous
find a little girl
get next to each other
reach over your shoulder
ain't no way to slow down now
get your hands out of your pocket
momma told me that would make you crazy..."Pig!
I, too, am a big champion of Mountains of the Moon - that *exquisite* transition they worked on into Dark Star is such delicate psychedelia - absolutely no other band explored this space in this way - it's cold, fragile, lovely....
...and check out the St Stephen right on the heels of the vocal coda in Rag...
...AND, the mad energy of Lovelight - they got that crowd in a total delirium!
The Dream Bowl shows hold their own just fine against the Fillmore masterpieces of the next week. No complaints, just a happy deadhead here!
Subject: 11,2 much !!!
Subject: Certainly up to par.
Subject: top 10
Talk all you want about a '70-this show or an '80-that show, but come on! This was five nights before they played the Dark Star/St. Stephen and one month after the Eleven and Lovelight on Live/Dead. Five billion stars.
Subject: Mountains of the moon
Wonderful show ,perfect set list and Charlie Millers magic with the sound! I'll never understand why Mountains of the Moon was dropped after so few preformances, an anglo-irish folk ballad on acid Garcia knew he and Humter had created a gem .I am sure in some realm of a higher reality Tom Banjo and the Marsh Queens Daughter are together.
thanks to Charlie and everyone else that enrichs our lifes with these gifts!
Subject: Can you hear me now?
Subject: Smokin' '69
Subject: *Astonishing* Upgrade !
This is perfect "coming down on a Sunday morning" music... The last tape of the night/morning....
Subject: nice upgrade
Subject: Thank you.
Jam between Mountains into Dark Star is haunting and given new resonance with this transfer.
Primal Dead, obviously. Definitely one of the top 10 of 1969. Just as good imho as the famed Fillmore West run a week later.
Subject: This is amazing!
Subject: I've been waiting for this!
Crystal clear and brilliant (just listen to the pristine Mountains of the Moon), this upgraded source is most welcomed and has transformed what was once a rather dull recording of an epic performance, into a top-ten show of 1969. (99 pts)